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February 09, 2011

Redux: Media Untruth in 2005 Led Jihadists to Kill 14 People

The February 8, 2011 Hannity show (Fox News Channel) included an interview of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

The worst (moment of my tenure as Defense Secretary) – one of the worst – was the statement in the Press that someone in Guantanamo had flushed the Koran down the toilet. In the book I talk about that. There were riots in several cities and people were killed. Totally untrue, it never happened.

HANNITY: "Newsweek."

RUMSFELD:

Exactly. Later they said if part of our story wasn't correct, we apologize. Of course the people they were apologizing to were dead. If those people (media) want to be first instead of accurate, that's too bad. I've never been in that business so I can't be critical of them. I just don't know what I would do. It was hard to see those kinds of things said. Of course, a lie races around the world 15 times before the truth gets its boots on.

In 2005, CAMERA reported the story here.


Posted by MK at February 9, 2011 12:08 PM

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